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NBA roundup: Nets crack down on Thunder

Thunder center Enes Kanter (right) tried to stop Nets center Brook Lopez from going up for a layup in the second half.KATHY WILLENS/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Brook Lopez scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder’s seven-game winning streak with a 116-106 victory Sunday night in New York.

Kevin Durant had 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists, but Oklahoma City never led in the game that was delayed four hours by the blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on New York on Saturday.

Russell Westbrook finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists as the Thunder lost for just the fifth time in 27 games. Taking advantage of a Thunder team missing starting center Steven Adams, Lopez shot 11 for 19 from the field.


Raptors 112, Clippers 94 — Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 20 to help host Toronto win its season-high eighth straight with a rout of Los Angeles.

DeMar DeRozan and Terrence Ross added 18 points each for the Raptors.

Chris Paul had 23 points and 11 assists for the Clippers, and DeAndre Jordan had 15 points and 13 rebounds. JJ Redick scored 17 points for Los Angeles.

The Raptors beat the Clippers for the fourth straight time, completing a second straight season sweep.

Rockets 115, Mavericks 104 — James Harden had 23 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists, and Trevor Ariza scored a season-high 29 points as host Houston rallied past Dallas. Chandler Parsons had 31 points for the Mavericks.

Houston played without Dwight Howard, who missed his second straight game with a sprained left ankle.